Only A Few People Can Get This Right: How Many Pencils Do You See?

Quizzes, puzzles and logical problems sure cause us to scratch our heads - not only are they fun, but useful too! It's a good habit to exercise your brain on a daily basis. 

We all know that one lady who swears that solving crosswords keeps her mind young - and who knows; it might just be true! 


Challenges like that have always amused me. It isn't that they have to be deceiving or complicated, and one definitely does not have to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics to solve them. The important thing is to enjoy them and maybe include a little bit of healthy competition in the mix against friends.

When I came across the picture below, my brain immediately started racing. In order to be able to solve it, one must be absolutely focused.

How many pencils do you see? 

The options might just help you out, but it'll take some really concentrated counting to get the right answer. 

Looks simple, doesn't it?


The task at hand might seem easy at first glance, but believe it or not, the majority gets it wrong the first time. 

What's the correct answer after all you're wondering? The answer is Cas there are 10 pencils depicted in the illustration. 

Did you get it right? 

How many pencils did you think there was in the illustration? Did you get it right? Let us know in the comments - and be sure to pass this along to your friends and family and challenge them too!